The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a sudden and severe impact on our region, state, and the U.S. As a result of COVID-19, many small businesses are suffering. Social distancing and state-mandated bans are causing the cancellation of events and travel plans, workplaces to shut down or limit operations, workers are sent home, and ultimately, a significant decline in people patronizing local businesses. In moments like this, we remember that business does not happen in a vacuum.
We want to do everything we can to direct our clients, friends, colleagues, and the greater business community to resources that might be helpful. Searching for the right information and answers is a daunting task on top of the added stress that COVID-19 is causing. We are aware that government agencies are currently working to identify long-term solutions. Still, in the meantime, we have a list of resources for businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19 in Washington. We will continue to update this list as additional resources become available. Also, we will be updating our blog post describing how employers should address the concerns and needs of their employees concerning COVID-19 and the workplace.
We are here for you, your business, and our community. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary check-in to answer your questions about how this may impact your employees, contracts, insurance, and anything else on your mind. We can also help develop continuity plans and policies that allow you and your business to weather the current business climate.